Barry J. Bendes: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Barry J. Bendes

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Licensing
  • Collaborations
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
  • Start-up Companies
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • IP Litigation
  • Cross Border
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
University Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., cum laude, 1971
Law SchoolNew York University, J.D., 1974
Admitted1975, New York; 1988, New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third and Seventh Circuits, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court


Association of the Bar of City of New York

Computer Law Committee 1986-89, Chair, Commercial Liability Subcommittee 1987-89

Uniform State Laws Committee 1991-94, 1997-2001, Secretary 1993-94

Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws Committee 2013 - Present

Taskforce on Uniform Limited Liability Company Act 1994-95

American Bar Association

Association Advisory Board member, 2006 to present, ABA Working Group on Legal Opinions (WGLO)

Business Law Section (Developments in Business Financing Committee, PEVC Committee, Subcommittee on Transactional Issues and Documents, Ad Hoc Committee on Audit Responses)

Science and Technology Section (Computer Law Committee 1979-95, Contracting for Computers Subcommittee 1980-82)

New Jersey State Bar Association

Section Chair 2006-2008, Secretary 2003-2006, Vice Chair-Legislation 2000-03 and Member, Board of Directors, Business Law Section 1998-Present

Chair, Business Law Section Committee on Third Party Opinions of Counsel 1998-2006, 2008-present; member, 1989-present

Member, Internet and Computer Law Committee, 1993-present

Member, Franchise Law Committee, 2009-Present

New Jersey Inn of Transactional Counsel, Hudson/Bergen

Trustee, 2003-present

Chair, Programming Committee, 2003-05

Association of Corporate Counsel (formerly American Corporate Counsel Association)

Greater New York Chapter, 1989-2003; Director Emeritus 2003-present; Director, 1992-2003; VP and Secretary 1997-2002

Chair, Committee on Third Party Legal Opinions, Greater NY Chapter 1992-97.

Moderator, Corporate Counsel Roundtable, 1993-2002

American Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals - Corporate Practices Committee 1989-present

International Association of Privacy Professionals

New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Committee on Real Property Leasing 1977-Present

BornNew York, N.Y., September 8, 1950

Mr. Bendes concentrates his practice on domestic and international corporate and commercial transactions, financings, SEC-related matters and privacy/data protection, Internet and computer-related law matters. He is frequently called upon as counsel to negotiate mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity financings, joint ventures, aspects of sales, secured and asset-based lending transactions, franchising representing franchisors and franchisees, licensing, and computer, Internet-related and high technology transactions. Additionally, he advises private and public companies and their owners, officers and both inside and outside directors; and venture capital and angel investors in commercial, business, securities and personal matters.

In 2012, Mr. Bendes was listed as one of New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers byInside Jersey Magazine in Business & Commercial Law.

Mr. Bendes served as the Secretary and General Counsel of Emerson Radio Corp., a NYSE listed company with $800 million sales, and Senior Vice President-Administration of its computer and technology subsidiaries based in NJ and Newport Beach, CA. He represents and has represented public and private domestic and international companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of consumer electronics and other consumer products, fashion products, hardware and computer software, as well as companies involved in telephony, voice recognition, financing, build out and sale of cellular radio sites and networks, and oil and natural gas businesses. He has handled public and private offerings involving medical device companies, computer equipment manufacturers and retailers, telecommunications and telephone interconnect companies, robotics and electronics companies, and consumer products, as well as representing issuers and investors in startups, private placements and pipes involved in such diverse areas as fiber optics, ammonia processing, oil and gas exploration, hotels, restaurants, fashion and consumer products. He has represented the indenture trustee and successor trustee in numerous public debt financings and insolvencies.

Mr. Bendes serves as a member the Firm's Opinions Committee and Audit Response Committee. He continues to serve as a bar association delegate to the ABA's Working Group on Legal Opinions (WGLO) (since 2006) and as a member of the Bar Association Advisory Board to the WGLO (since 2006). He has served as the Chair of the Legal Opinions Committee of the Greater New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (formerly the American Corporate Counsel Association) and as chair of the Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 1998 - 2006 and from 2008, when he resumed the chair of the Third Party Legal Opinions Committee. (Also at Madison, New Jersey Office)


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Barry J. Bendes

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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